Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Chordata > Class: Aves > Order: Passeriformes > Family: Saxicolidae > Genus: Cercotrichas > Species: Cercotrichas galactotes

Rufous Bush Robin - Cercotrichas galactotes (Temminck, 1820)

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Quick facts

Threat status Europe Least Concern (IUCN)
EU Population status
Protected by EU Birds Directive and 2 other international agreements
Natura 2000 sites 41 are designated for this species
Natura 2000 species code A268


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Threat and EU population status

IUCN Red List status of threatened species

The IUCN Red List threat status assesses the risk of extinction.

EU population status

The status of the population at the EU level was evaluated at the species level; this was based on the reports delivered by Member States under Article 12 of the Birds Directive (see fact sheet below). The EU status assessment can cover several subspecies/subspecific population units. For more information, please consult the species fact sheet and link below.

IUCN Red List Category
Not Evaluated
Near Threatened
Regionally Extinct
Not Applicable
Extinct in the Wild
Data Deficient
Least Concern
Critically Endangered
Population status categories for bird species under the Birds Directive
Near Threatened, declining or depleted
Threatened (i.e. vulnerable, endangered, critically endangered, regionally extinct)
Unknown or not evaluated

Natura 2000 sites

Protected in the following Natura 2000 sites

Sitecode Country Site name Action
ES0000014 Spain Monfragüe y las Dehesas del Entorno Map
ES0000068 Spain Embalse de Orellana y Sierra de Pela Map
ES0000069 Spain Embalse de Cornalvo y Sierra Bermeja Map
ES0000197 Spain Acantilados del Monte Hacho Map
ES0000335 Spain Sierras de Peñalsordo y Capilla Map
ES0000367 Spain La Serena y Sierras Periféricas Map
ES0000368 Spain Río Tajo Internacional y Riberos Map
ES0000371 Spain Sierra de Moraleja y Piedra Santa Map
ES4310042 Spain Sierra de Siruela Map
ES6310001 Spain Calamocarro-Benzú Map
ITA040001 Italy Isola di Linosa Map
ITA040002 Italy Isola di Lampedusa e Lampione Map
PTCON0057 Portugal Caldeirão Map
PTZPE0007 Portugal Serra da Malcata Map
PTZPE0042 Portugal Tejo Internacional, Erges e Pônsul Map
PTZPE0043 Portugal Campo Maior Map
PTZPE0045 Portugal Mourão/Moura/Barrancos Map
PTZPE0046 Portugal Castro Verde Map
PTZPE0047 Portugal Vale do Guadiana Map
ES4310010 Spain La Serena Map
ITA040013 Italy Arcipelago delle Pelagie - area marina e terrestre Map
ES4310024 Spain Río Guadamez Map
ES6310002 Spain Zona marítimo-terrestre del Monte Hacho Map
ES4320077 Spain Monfragüe Map
PTCON0004 Portugal Malcata Map
ES4310040 Spain Sierra de Moraleja Map
PTCON0032 Portugal Rio Guadiana / Juromenha Map
ES6320002 Spain Barranco del Nano Map
ES6320001 Spain Zona marítimo terrestre de los acantilados de Aguadú Map
CY3000005 Cyprus KAVO GKREKO Map
PTCON0036 Portugal Guadiana Map
PTCON0038 Portugal Ribeira de Quarteira Map
PTCON0030 Portugal Caia Map
PTZPE0059 Portugal Torre da Bolsa Map
PTZPE0057 Portugal Cuba Map
PTZPE0054 Portugal São Vicente Map
PTZPE0053 Portugal Vila Fernando Map
PTZPE0056 Portugal Reguengos Map
PTZPE0055 Portugal Évora Map
CY3000002 Cyprus SPA KAVO GKREKO Map

Protected sites

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Common names and synonyms

Common Name Language Reference
Agrobate roux French Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Alzacola Spanish Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Drozdówka rdzawa Polish Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Heckensänger German Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Rosse Waaierstaart Dutch Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Rouxinol-do-mato Portuguese Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Rufous Bush Robin English Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Ruostepyrstö Finnish Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Trädnäktergal Swedish Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Tüskebujkáló Hungarian Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Usignolo d'Africa Italian Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Synonym Author
Agrobates galactotes (Temminck, 1820)
Erythropygia galactotes (Temminck, 1820)

Other resources

CoL (accepted name) Catalogue of Life
EBCC Atlas of breeding birds European Bird Census Council's Atlas of Breeding Birds
EURing code:10950 European bird-ringing
EoL Encyclopedia of Life
Fauna Europaea Fauna Europaea
GBIF Global Biodiversity Information Facility
ITIS (Valid name) Interagency Taxonomic Information System
NCBI search National Center for Biotechnology Information
PESI (Accepted) Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure
Wikipedia Wikipedia

External data

No external data sets available for this species
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